Substitute Job

Vacancy No. EW-10992007-21 Department Department of Defense Education Activity
Salary $57.50 to $115.00 Grade AA to AA
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/1/2021 Close Date 6/30/2021
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 01/01/2021 to 06/30/2021

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    TP AA

  • Salary

    $57.50 to $115 per day

    The salary amount is $57.50 per half day and $115.00 per full day.

  • Appointment type

    Multiple Appointment Types - The expiration of the appointment will be set in accordance with the end of the school year.

  • Work schedule



many vacancies in the following locations:

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Kleine-Brogel, Belgium
  • SHAPE, Belgium
  • Spangdahlem, Germany
  • Brunssum, Netherlands
  • Alconbury, United Kingdom
  • Feltwell, United Kingdom
  • Lakenheath, United Kingdom
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens in the local commuting area who are not considered Ordinarily Resident, and who are covered by the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    The purpose of this announcement is to establish an applicant pool for intermittent Substitute Teacher positions needed throughout the school year - positions are filled on an as-needed basis and there is no guarantee if or when a position in a specific location may become available.

    Your application to this vacancy announcement will expire 3 months after you apply - you will need to update your application to remain in consideration.

    Learn more about this agency

    Substitute teachers present instruction in accordance with an established lesson plan and curriculum to students in a classroom environment. AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination) Tutors are advocates and role models for the students, responsible for reporting student progress to the teacher. They tutor students individually or in small groups, review the students' notes, entertain questions and discussions, determine the concepts which need to be reviewed, work with students in any phase of the writing process, and correct students' work.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements
    Requirements Conditions Of Employment

    • Candidates must be U.S. citizens and reside within the local commuting area where the position is located. The local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)
    • All eligibility and qualification requirements must be met at the time your application is submitted.
    • Selectee must undergo Background Checks IAW DoDI 1402.5 (e.g. Local Files Check, State Criminal History Records Check, and National Agency Check Inquiries). Employment in these positions is subject to successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet/maintain these requirements may be grounds for termination.
    • This position requires a Tier 1 (T1) investigation with Childcare Checks since its duties require interaction with children and youth under the age of eighteen (18) years of age.
    • You will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14R.
    • Male applicants must meet Selective Service requirements.
    • See the "Additional Information" section for details on Ordinarily Resident status.

    The minimum qualification requirement is a high school diploma or graduate equivalency diploma (GED).

    Are you using education to qualify? You must provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Additional information

    The purpose of this announcement is to establish an applicant pool for Substitute position(s) that may become available throughout the school year. Positions will be filled based upon the need and request from the school. Applicants must select the school location(s) within their local commuting area that they wish to be considered for. Applicants will receive notification(s) when their submitted application has been referred for consideration.

    NOTE: The local commuting area is defined as the geographic area surrounding a work site that encompasses the localities where people live and reasonably can be expected to travel back and forth daily to work based on the generally held expectations of the local community. (5 CFR 575.203)

    Time and attendance will be maintained and monitored by the home school. The home school is the specific school in which the substitute teacher is assigned to at time of hire. Substitute teachers may be shared between all other schools within complex at the discretion of the home school.

    Foreign Entitlements: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses, Living Quarters Allowance (LQA), and Post Allowance (PA) are not authorized.

    Citizenship/Ordinarily Resident Status: Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are not considered Ordinarily Resident under the applicable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). An ordinarily resident is anyone who has lived in the host country longer than the allowed number of days without being a member of the forces assigned, civilian component or a family member of either the aforementioned or who has obtained a work permit for any duration. Additionally, this position does not confer SOFA certification. Candidates must already be covered by the applicable SOFA agreement via other command-sponsored military, civilian, or eligible contractor employment - either on their own, or as an eligible dependent of a sponsor with SOFA certification.

    Dual Citizens: Applicants who hold dual American/German citizenship will not be appointed to positions in Germany. Citizenship eligibility will be verified prior to appointment.

    Dual Compensation: The Dual Compensation Act prohibits an individual from receiving pay from more than one position for more than an aggregate of forty (40) hours of work in one calendar week. This prohibition applies to employees paid from either appropriated or non-appropriated funds, or a combination thereof, and includes temporary, part-time, flex-time, and intermittent appointments.

    Federal Benefits: Temporary, intermittent appointments without an established regular tour of duty are excluded by regulation from leave accrual, health insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

    Veterans' Preference: To claim veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (or other official document) containing your dates and character of service, and type of discharge. To claim 10-point veterans' preference you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, including the required supporting documentation indicated. Lack of supporting documentation will result in the agency's inability to recognize preference status for this announcement.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    Once the announcement has closed, your résumé and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications, you may lose consideration for this position.

    The Department of Defense Education Activity is committed to following the principle of veterans' preference as far as administratively feasible, and considers veteran status as a positive factor when reviewing applications.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    The following documents are required:

    • Résumé, containing your current contact information (address, email address, and phone number), dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present), hours worked per week, and a detailed description of the duties performed for each job held
    • Transcripts - required if you are qualifying based on your education
    • Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (a copy of your DD-214 that shows type of discharge and character of service, SF-15 and required attachments, VA letter, etc.)
    • Eligibility documentation (see below)
    You must also submit the appropriate supporting documentation to verify your eligibility for appointment. At a minimum, eligibility documentation may include the following types of documents:
    • A copy of your (or your sponsor's) original PCS orders, as well as any/all subsequent amendments, verifying your current coverage under the applicable SOFA agreement, and
      • A copy of your marriage certificate, if your name is not listed on your sponsor's orders
      • NOTE: official orders are required - a print-out of a military member's Career Data Brief, Enlisted Record Brief (ERB), etc., are not acceptable
    • If hired locally, a logistical support (or command sponsorship) memorandum, verifying your sponsor's current DEROS, continued coverage under the applicable SOFA agreement, with your name listed as an eligible dependent
    • Current federal employees must also provide a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (or NAF equivalent)
    Note: Applicants will not be considered or rated if all appropriate documents are not included in their application packet.

  • Benefits

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online application and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
    • Follow the prompts to select your resumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include with your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account ( All of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: It is your responsibility to verify that your resume is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.

    If you are unable to apply online, you may request an alternative application from the Human Resources Office. Please contact DoDEA-Europe-West Human Resourcesat to obtain further instructions.

    Agency contact information DoDEA-Europe-West Human Resources DoDEA-Europe-West Human Resources

    DodEA Europe West School District Office
    Brussels, Belgium
    Unit 21800 Box 26
    APO, AE 09714
    Learn more about this agency

    Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? If so, then we are looking for you!

    The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence. DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, and coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents.

    DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

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    Next steps

    You will receive an automated email message from USA Jobs acknowledging receipt of your application. Since positions are filled on an as-needed basis, you will not receive another notification unless a vacancy occurs at a location for which you have requested consideration. Once that occurs, your application will then be evaluated by the Human Resources Office to determine your eligibility for the position. After the evaluation is complete, you will receive another notification regarding the referral status of your application.

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